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Adult Education Program

Listing Last Update: May 25, 2018


417 Welshwood Drive
Ste 100
Nashville, TN 37211

Primary Contact

Erin Bean

(615) 315-9681 Ext:3001

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Family literacy program

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Program Overview

The Nashville International Center for Empowerment offers FREE English as a Second Language classes for adults seeking high school equivalency, citizenship, and work and life-skills English. We offer six different levels ranging from beginning literacy to advanced. We utilize the Ventures Series by Cambridge University Press as well as a wide range of materials used by teachers in the classrooms. Classes are offered during morning and evening hours. Students come from all walks of life with specific English proficiency skills and our curriculum focuses on addressing a wide variety of needs, including reading, writing, speaking, and life skills.

Mission Statement

To ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm

Cost info: One time costs: $20 Registration Fee $35 Book Fee

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"I want to improve my English, learn about other subjects such as history, mathematics, geography, among other topics of great importance. I want to study in college and I'm sure that taking (these) classes will benefit me a lot in future. The classes have helped me a lot. I have learned that the student has to learn for life and not just for a test. I have improved my way to analyze and answer on a test. I'm really grateful for the support that the institution has given me."

- Karenn, NICE Pre-High School Equivalency Student

Melvin, a busy mother of two, takes time out of her week every Tuesday and Thursday to attend an English class. After relocating from El Salvador to be with her husband who fled during the Salvadoran Civil War, Melvin started over in a city very different from her rural village. A nurse in El Salvador, Melvin was met with few nursing opportunities in Nashville and began working as a maid. Balancing a job along with two kids, Melvin works diligently to attend evening English classes. These
classes have helped her improve her English skills, and she hopes to eventually earn her nursing degree in the United States.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

In 2017, the NICE Adult Education Program served 945 adult English language learners in ESL, Citizenship, and HiSET preparation.

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